DYSB is the beginner and training level and the largest of the four ensembles.
Young players are introduced to a wide variety of jazz styles via carefully selected graded orchestrations.
Stageband members usually develop a strong sense of individuality, independence and responsibility which is carried through to their membership in other ensembles.
Those who participate in a jazz orchestral programme such as this, gain strong reinforcement in the areas of sight-reading, rhythmic understanding, intonation, balance, blend and leadership through part independence.
These attributes benefit other areas of instrumental music making and indeed other curriculum subject areas.